We close tonight with a special tribute to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our country. It comes from "The President's own" United States Marine Corps band performing "Taps," and is narrated by Judy Woodruff.
President Joe Biden has honored America’s war dead at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the hallowed burial ground.
By Calvin Woodward, Associated Press
About 10 miles away, scores of other vets and volunteers do the same, placing more than 37,000 small flags on the downtown Boston Common — a sea of red, white and blue meant to symbolize all the Massachusetts soldiers killed…
By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press
One of the most prominent voices advocating for a national day of remembrance for those lost to COVID-19 is Kristin Urquiza. She co-founded the advocacy group, Marked By COVID, after she lost her father to the pandemic last year. She…
By Judy Woodruff, Rachel Wellford
Army soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” have kept watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier around the clock for more than 70 years. Even though Arlington National Cemetery, where the tomb is…
By Associated Press
The coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations and forced communities to honor the nation's military dead with smaller, more subdued ceremonies like car convoys instead of parades.
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump silently honored the nation's war dead Monday in a wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
By R.J. Rico, Associated Press
ATLANTA — One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people…
By William Brangham
On Friday, President Trump declared houses of worship “essential," calling on governors to reopen them. Some beaches and lakes are also allowing visitors as Americans mark the Memorial Day holiday. But as the pandemic rages on, flags across the country…
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